July 8, 2007

THUS DOES THE DECLINE OF MANNERS...

Eating at the wheel doubles accident rates (Roger Dobson, 08 July 2007, Independent)

New research shows that drivers are nearly twice as likely to be taken by surprise if a pedestrian walks in front of their car when they are snacking at the wheel.

The research will bolster calls for eating while driving to be made illegal.


...entail a corresponding loss of "freedoms."

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2007 8:50 PM
Comments

Research also clearly demonstrates that making everyone wear helmets while driving a car would save lives as well.

I mean really OJ, is there a place to stop or a place to start? Why not just force everyone to be driven from point to point in certified chaufferred bumper cars with guard rails on every road?

And if we can't be allowed to eat while driving, then how can we possibly be allowed to own guns?

I know you love to beat on libertarians, and they often deserve the beatings, but there is such thing as a slippery slope, and there is point at which you are on that slope.

How about this. You eat and drive, and you have greater chance of getting in an accident. Stuff happens.

Posted by: Bruno at July 9, 2007 9:57 AM

Helmets aren't particularly useful. Belts & Airbags work so we require them. The Republic didn't even tremble.

Posted by: oj at July 9, 2007 2:40 PM
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